Sometimes when you try to discover what something is...you have to realize what it is not. For instance, I'm watching "The Voice" right now and when I think about what a great voice is not...it is not off key, it is not weak. Knowing that helps me to recognize what a great voice is. So starting today I'm going to take a few days to post what love it not.
_Love is not envious of others. Being envious basically means we are comparing ourselves to other people leading only to discontentment. When a friend receives a promotion, you should be happy for them. When your neighbor is able to purchase that new car you've been wanting...be happy for him. Being happy for someone will help you keep those jealous (envious) feelings at bay.
It even gets trickier when it comes to someones talent...let's say you hear someone sing and you wish you could sing like her...that should be where it ends. You should never let that feeling turn into envy to the point that you put them down. Putting someone down is your way of trying to elevate yourself. I've seen this before and it is not pretty...believe me. And that envy will eventually lead to resentment and anger in you and the envied person.
Do you see how envy can be a poison in your life? It poisons your relationships and eventually you begin to feel like a failure. To show true love, you have to stop those jealous feelings...Love Does Not Envy!
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